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Top 7 Indian fashion designers

1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee He is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. He has designed costumes for Bollywood films such as Guzaarish, Baabul, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Raavan, and English Vinglish. Sabyasachi’s celebrity clientele also includes Rani Mukerji, Sridevi, Tabu, Shabana Azmi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sushmita Sen and Kareena Kapoor Khan to name a few. 2. Manish Malhotra Manish Malhotra started his career as a model while studying at the Elphinstone College in Mumbai. Though he did not have formal fashion design training, he was attracted towards costume design due to interest in clothes, costumes and art. His first film as a designer was Swarg for Juhi Chawla. He later won a Filmfare Costume Award for the film Rangeela. Since then, he has worked in costume design and styling for many actors and style icons. Malhotra has dressed some of the..

Artists to be featured in Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Fair

Art Miami is all set to inaugurate the second edition of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C), sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, on the evening of January 11. The art fair returns to the West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site to the delight of the art connoisseurs and collectors across the world. This year the fair has brought to its glorious ensemble a collection of finest quality artworks from around the globe including the exhibits from 65 exhibitors and participators. The artworks are a rare combination of Blue Chip contemporary and Post-War works and all are either sourced or loaned from over 50 premium international galleries coming from Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela. The ensemble of artworks focuses some of the all-time geniuses of the art world including artists like Salvador Dali, Arshile Gorky, Rudolf Bauer, Henri Matisse, Lucio Fontana, Joan Miró, Will Kurtz, Pablo Picasso, Bansky, and Andy Warhol. One of t..

The art of placement: Naples designer expands gallery space after Hurricane Irma

Buy PhotoJudith Liegeois in her gallery and showroom in downtown Naples on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Liegeois expanded her gallery space after Irma.(Photo: Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News)Buy Photo The tide came, as it did each day, and washed away her playhouse. And so 8-year-old Judith Liegeois would return at low tide the following day to the beachside rocks in northern New Zealand, where her family vacationed during the summer months. At the shore, she'd collect driftwood, seashells and kelp, and decorate her "home." The hallway was the passageway in the rocks where the waves crashed. The rooms were the caves. Buy PhotoJudith Liegeois in her gallery and showroom in downtown Naples on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Liegeois expanded her gallery space after Irma. (Photo: Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News) In a way, Liegeois, who now operates Judith Liegeois Designs, has always specialized in the art of placement. "That was my daily duty, was to climb down and redesign the rocks, and it w..

A Landscape Designer's 5 Main Tips For Bringing the Outdoors In

A combination of sliding doors, strategically placed voids, and large indoor plantings create fluid boundaries between indoors and out. The interior courtyard garden—landscaped with tropical plants and volcanic sand—is visually accessible from nearly every room, including the dining and kitchenarea. From his home base in Miami Beach, Wong (who has Panamanian roots) has been fortunate enough to not have to to hunker down for the winter months, but with a new outpost in Southhampton and projects all over the world, the international landscape designer knows how to make a stunning statement by bringing the outdoors in. "I believe that there's a language through vegetation that can make people feel one way or another," he explains. Take a look at these five tips from Wong to help you create a little design-worthy, indoor vegetation of your own. And make sure to explore our gift guide for the plant collector for some amazing planters, terrariums, and other necessities for the indoor ga..

Wang & Söderström's trio of 3D-printed vases feature mottled patterns and bulbous bases

Copenhagen-based art and design studio Wang & Söderström has used algorithms to form the patterned surfaces of these vases, which are 3D-printed from plaster and set inside lumpy bases. Wang & Söderström produced the limited-edition Excavation series with Unique Board, a New York-based company that teams up with artists and designers to create and sell 3D-printed sculptural objects. The three designs in the collection each comprise two contrasting parts that overlap and slot together. The studio originally created them as art pieces, but decided the shapes made them well-suited for use as vases – the upper volumes holds flowers while the lower parts form the bases. Wang & Söderström employed different materials and techniques to offer varying finishes for the sections. The top part is made of plaster and the surface is decorated with patterns developed from algorithms. The studio created a 3D model of the design before sending it to a 3D ColorJet printer, which adds the hues during th..

Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sistine flaunts her model figure in plunging red swimsuit

Sistine is best known for being the daughter of Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone. Among others, the 71-year-old is world-famous for his performances in the Rocky film franchise. But his daughter made sure all eyes were on her today after parading her model figure on the January 5 edition of the Love Advent. Clad in a red swimsuit, the 19-year-old works up a sweat as she performs pilates in the sizzling clip. LOVE ADVENT BARELY THERE: Sistine modelled a plunging red swimsuitThe model struts to her workout mat in a pair of red cowboy boots with a resistance band in hand. She then showcases her strength and flexibility in a series of natural moves. Sistine smoulders in front of the camera, sporting a glassy rouge lipstick and fluttery eyelashes. She also dons aviators, large hoop earrings and a red choker. Seeing double? Celebrities and their mums Like mother, like daughter, here are all the famous celeb daughters who look exactly like their mothers. Instagram Christie Brinkley and her..

7 Things Interior Designers Really Wish You Wouldn't Buy (You've Got at Least One)

One of the most satisfying parts of buying a home is filling it with brand-new furniture. But before you plunk down your credit card on that red leather couch or Eames-knockoff coffee table, listen up: Interior designers would like to sit you down and share some items they really, really wish you wouldn't get. Why? Because these professionals see, client after client, home after home, what works and what doesn't. And, rather than silently cringe at seeing yet another horribly furnished space, they want to clear the air by revealing certain furnishings they absolutely hate—and explain why you'll end up regretting them, too. We're focusing first on the living room, the site of many traditional furniture-buying blunders. Behold seven purchases to avoid if you know what's good for you. Related Articles1. Excessively formal furniturePhoto by the Sofa & Chair Company When it comes to furnishing your living room, consider how you actually live every day. "The formal ..

In memoriam — Former colleagues mourn death of art professor

Stephanie Potterspotter@morningsun.net PITTSBURG — Marjorie Schick taught for half a century as college professor at Pittsburg State University. Her art — body sculptures and large-scaled jewelry made of wood and papier-mâché — is known internationally. Schick’s style was considered “bold and aggressive. Pioneering. Loud. Oversized,” according to a release. She retired from the university in the spring and this fall was in Porter Hall boxing up her work from over the years. Schick died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, after a short illness. Her colleagues expressed their love and respect for Schick. “Nothing I can say will actually encompass the amount of love and respect that we as a Department hold for Marjorie and her work,” Department of Art Interim Chair James Oliver said in a release. “Her teaching modeled her art-making process, leading by example and consistently innovating.” Department of Art Associate Professor Rhona Shand agreed, Schick’s artwork was innovative “she was the re..

Westin Bonaventure architect John Portman, who aimed to soothe the anxiety of the postwar...

John C. Portman, the architect and developer who sought to remake the ailing American downtown during the 1960s and ’70s in his own larger-than-life image, designing glass-skinned office towers and hotels with soaring atriums like the one in the Westin Bonaventure hotel in Los Angeles, died Friday in Atlanta. He was 93. His firm, John Portman & Associates, announced the death in a statement on its website. No cause was given. Beginning with the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, completed in 1967, Portman brought a new level of drama to hotel architecture. In place of lobbies leading predictably past a check-in desk to a bank of elevators, Portman carved out giant central atriums that included elaborate water features, stacked balconies and restaurants on several levels. The result was a hotel that aspired to be a city within a city — that provided what the Hyatt billed as “indoor sightseeing.” As much as that two-word phrase promised the specific pyrotechnics of Portman’s novel style — which N..

Simon Pearce Has Your Instant Winter Wonderland at the Ready

Vermont has no shortage of natural wonders. Its landscape is bedecked with coniferous forests; the evergreen is a hardy and loyal compatriot of the place. Artist and master glassblower Simon Pearce was inspired by those pristine and familiar surrounds when creating the Enchanted Forest, a classic 20-piece collection that looks both nostalgic and modern—a serious feat for holiday decoration. Handmade in Vermont, a close look at the Enchanted Forest showcases the skill of each glassblower. Photo: Courtesy Simon Pearce Comprised of individual trees, the collection has been a Simon Pearce tradition for years, owing much to its craftsmanship and technique. Trained in Ireland, Pearce established his studio in the early 1980s, taking up space in a former woolen mill in Quechee, VT, today an emerging ski destination. Lauded for his crystalline stemware, lighting, tabletop and decoration, Pearce is also revered for his clean, unfussy aesthetic, a boon for the quietly decorative among us. Eac..

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